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BIBS322 The New Testament Epistles

A detailed introduction to Paul’s life and letters and to the setting and thought of other New Testament Epistles with exegesis of selected texts.

This paper provides students with the opportunity to study Pauline theology in detail and in depth. It deals with highly significant interpretative issues in Pauline studies such as Paul's Christology, 'In Christ' language, the New Perspective, and justification by faith. It also engages exegetically with a part of Paul's most influential letter, the Epistle to the Romans.

Paper title The New Testament Epistles
Paper code BIBS322
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Second Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 200-level BIBX or BIBS paper
Restriction
BIBX 322
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Textbooks
Dunn, J.D.G. Romans 1-8 (Word Biblical Commentary 38A; Dallas: Word Books, 1988).

A Course Book has also been developed for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for BIBS 322
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
When you successfully complete the paper at the 300 level you will be able to
  • Demonstrate understanding of key themes of Pauline theology
  • Identify and discuss selected key issues in the interpretation of Paul's letters
  • Undertake exegesis of a selected text from Paul's Epistles, employing the appropriate critical tools and methods
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Paul Trebilco
Paper Structure
This paper provides a detailed discussion of important themes in Paul's theology and in-depth exegesis of Romans 3:21-7:25.

300 level: Assessment comprises two essays (25% each) and a two-hour exam (50%).
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: A teaching day (3.30 pm - 9.00 pm) takes place in week two of the semester, which replaces all lectures in the first three weeks of the semester (except for the first lecture) followed by one 2-hour lecture per week for the remainder of the semester.

Distance: One 1-hour videoconference, a teaching day and two 2-hour videoconferences spaced throughout the semester.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-29, 31-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Monday 15:00-20:50 29

A detailed introduction to Paul’s life and letters and to the setting and thought of other New Testament Epistles with exegesis of selected texts.

This paper provides students with the opportunity to study Pauline theology in detail and in depth. It deals with highly significant interpretative issues in Pauline studies such as Paul's Christology, 'In Christ' language, the New Perspective, and justification by faith. It also engages exegetically with a part of Paul's most influential letter, the Epistle to the Romans.

Paper title The New Testament Epistles
Paper code BIBS322
Subject Biblical Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 200-level BIBX or BIBS paper
Restriction
BIBX 322
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Theology
Eligibility
Any student can study Theology, whether they are of the Christian faith, another faith or of no religious faith at all. Theology is an examination of the scriptures, history, content and relevance of the Christian faith, but it presupposes or requires no Christian commitment from students. All it requires is an inquiring mind and an interest in those skills that can be gained through the study of any subject in the Humanities.
Contact
paul.trebilco@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Paul Trebilco
Paper Structure
This paper provides a detailed discussion of important themes in Paul's theology and in-depth exegesis of Romans 3:21-7:25.

300 level: Assessment comprises two essays (25% each) and a two-hour exam (50%).
Teaching Arrangements
Campus: A teaching day (3.30 pm - 9.00 pm) takes place in week two of the semester, which replaces all lectures in the first three weeks of the semester (except for the first lecture) followed by one 2-hour lecture per week for the remainder of the semester.

Distance: One 1-hour audioconference, a teaching day and two 2-hour audioconferences spaced throughout the semester.
Textbooks
Dunn, J.D.G. Romans 1-8 (Word Biblical Commentary 38A; Dallas: Word Books, 1988).

A Course Book has also been developed for this paper.
Course outline
View the course outline for BIBS 322
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
When you successfully complete the paper at the 300 level you will be able to
  • Demonstrate understanding of key themes of Pauline theology
  • Identify and discuss selected key issues in the interpretation of Paul's letters
  • Undertake exegesis of a selected text from Paul's Epistles, employing the appropriate critical tools and methods

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard